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motive

['məutɪv] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. мотив, побуждение, повод; причина; стимул

    2. основная тема, главная мысль, лейтмотив

  2. прил.

    1. движущий

    2. побудительный, стимулирующий

  3. гл.

      1. побуждать

      2. служить мотивом, стимулом

    1. обычно страд. мотивировать; указывать причину, мотив

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motive

['məǔtɪv]

n

мотив; повод; побуждение

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It would be a dangerous precedent for us to allow pensions to the wives of these sailors, for it would deprive the others of all motive for laying their money by, and would indirectly encourage vice and dissipation."
Мы не можем назначить пенсии женам умерших матросов, потому что это создаст опасный прецедент и лишит их товарищей всякого желания откладывать деньги на черный день, а значит, косвенным образом явится поощрением порока и распущенности.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Firm Of GirdlestoneКонан Дойль, Артур / Торговый Дом Гердлстон
Торговый Дом Гердлстон
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство "Правда", 1966
The Firm Of Girdlestone
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© 1889 by John W. Lowell
That realization was the underlying motive for the inclusion of the sixth paragraph of the Declaration.
Именно осознание этого стало причиной включения пункта шестого в Декларацию.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
He looked as though he was in a fever, he spoke of the blood that cried for vengeance, the blood of the father murdered by his son, with the base motive of robbery!
Он был как в лихорадке, он вопиял за пролитую кровь, за кровь отца, убитого сыном "с низкою целью ограбления".
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
His secret motive for it, that is, his almost morbid hatred of Stavrogin for the insult to his family four years before, he was for some reason ashamed to confess.
В тайных же побуждениях своих, то-есть просто в болезненной ненависти к Ставрогину за фамильное оскорбление четыре года назад он почему-то совестился сознаться.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"Well, that must be me," she hurried on again. "Of course I am meant. Scarcely more than an hour before, I suggested gold mines to him, and here they talk of 'middle-aged charms' as though that were my motive!
-- Ну как же не я? -- залепетала она опять, -- ведь это я, я почти за час предлагала ему золотые прииски и вдруг "сорокалетние прелести"! Да разве я затем?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
His immediate motive had been his passionate dread of an encounter between these excellent but unrefined old people and the Walshinghams, but now that end was secured, he could see how thwarted and exasperated they would be.
Удрал он не подумавши, с перепугу, лишь бы не видеть, как превосходные, но отнюдь не обученные тонкому обхождению старики встретились с Уолшингемами, — а теперь, когда бояться уже нечего, ему так ясно представляются их гнев и обида.
Wells, Herbert George / KippsУэллс, Герберт / Киппс
Киппс
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Kipps
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells, 1905
If he was in love with someone, he was very clever at hiding it; and he answered all Mildred's questions with frankness and apparently without suspicion that there was any motive in them.
Если он в кого-нибудь и влюбился, он очень ловко это скрывал: на все вопросы Милдред он отвечал с полной откровенностью, по-видимому, не подозревая у нее никаких задних мыслей.
Maugham, Somerset / Of Human BondageМоэм, Сомерсет / Бремя страстей человеческих
Бремя страстей человеческих
Моэм, Сомерсет
© "Издательство иностранной литературы", 1959
Of Human Bondage
Maugham, Somerset
© 1915, 1936 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
"What a prosaic motive!
— Какой прозаический мотив!
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Lost WorldКонан Дойль, Артур / Затерянный мир
Затерянный мир
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство ЦК ЛКСМУ «Молодь», 1956
The Lost World
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
"What motive could she possibly have?"
– Какой у нее может быть мотив?
Christie, Agatha / 4.50 From PaddingtonКристи, Агата / В 16.50 от Паддингтона
В 16.50 от Паддингтона
Кристи, Агата
© "Ростовское книжное издательство", 1989
4.50 From Paddington
Christie, Agatha
© 1957 by Agatha Christie Limited
In the first place, she denied that a motive for the deed had been shown.
Она решительно отрицала, что причина убийства обнаружена.
London, Jack / A daughter of the snowsЛондон, Джек / Дочь снегов
Дочь снегов
Лондон, Джек
© Издательство "Правда", 1961
A daughter of the snows
London, Jack
© 1902, Grosset & Dunlap
And the political motive behind it is utterly loathsome — an attempt to justify a tyrannical individual.
И потом же гнуснейшая политическая идея -- оправдание единоличной тирании.
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr / One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichСолженицын, Александр / Один день из жизни Ивана Денисовича
Один день из жизни Ивана Денисовича
Солженицын, Александр
© Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1978
© Издательский Дом "Азбука-классикка", 2008
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
© 1995 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
I should gain by it independence, tranquillity of mind and clearness of motive.
В выигрыше - независимость, спокойствие духа, ясность цели.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
What was your motive for making such a secret of it?
Что побудило вас сделать из этого такой секрет?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Without some such hidden motive, as we know, ecclesiastical persons do not venture to address temporal ones.
Без такого рода задней мысли, как известно, духовные лица со светскими не заговаривают.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
That motive is jealousy!"
Причина эта -- ревность!"
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor

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motive1/20
'məutɪvNounмотив; побуждение; повод; причина; стимулExamples

altruistic motives — альтруистические побуждения
base motives — низменные побуждения
noble / honorable motives — благородные порывы
selfish motives — эгоистичные помыслы
ulterior motives — тайные побуждения
the highest motives — высочайшие побуждения
profit motive — соображения выгоды
underlying motives — соображения, лежащие в основе
to establish / find a motive — выяснить, найти мотив
to question smb.'s motives — сомневаться в чистоте чьих-л. мотивов
She had no motive to commit the crime. — У неё не было мотивов совершать преступление.
The police could not find a motive for the murder. — Полиция не могла найти причины убийства.
What is the motive behind the bombing? — Каковы причины бомбардировки?

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Collocations

bad motive
низменное побуждение
category of effective motive
категория эффективных мотивов
diesel motive power
дизельный подвижной состав
diesel motive power
тепловозная тяга
direct motive
непосредственное побуждение
driving motive
движущая сила
foul motive
низменное побуждение
good motive
доброе побуждение
improper motive
ненадлежащий мотив
indirect motive
косвенное побуждение
laudable motive
похвальное побуждение
motive cohomology functor
функтор мотивных когомологий
motive force
движущая сила
motive force
энергия
motive power
движущая сила

Word forms

motive

verb
Basic forms
Pastmotived
Imperativemotive
Present Participle (Participle I)motiving
Past Participle (Participle II)motived
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I motivewe motive
you motiveyou motive
he/she/it motivesthey motive
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am motivingwe are motiving
you are motivingyou are motiving
he/she/it is motivingthey are motiving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have motivedwe have motived
you have motivedyou have motived
he/she/it has motivedthey have motived
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been motivingwe have been motiving
you have been motivingyou have been motiving
he/she/it has been motivingthey have been motiving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I motivedwe motived
you motivedyou motived
he/she/it motivedthey motived
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was motivingwe were motiving
you were motivingyou were motiving
he/she/it was motivingthey were motiving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had motivedwe had motived
you had motivedyou had motived
he/she/it had motivedthey had motived
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been motivingwe had been motiving
you had been motivingyou had been motiving
he/she/it had been motivingthey had been motiving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will motivewe shall/will motive
you will motiveyou will motive
he/she/it will motivethey will motive
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be motivingwe shall/will be motiving
you will be motivingyou will be motiving
he/she/it will be motivingthey will be motiving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have motivedwe shall/will have motived
you will have motivedyou will have motived
he/she/it will have motivedthey will have motived
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been motivingwe shall/will have been motiving
you will have been motivingyou will have been motiving
he/she/it will have been motivingthey will have been motiving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would motivewe should/would motive
you would motiveyou would motive
he/she/it would motivethey would motive
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be motivingwe should/would be motiving
you would be motivingyou would be motiving
he/she/it would be motivingthey would be motiving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have motivedwe should/would have motived
you would have motivedyou would have motived
he/she/it would have motivedthey would have motived
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been motivingwe should/would have been motiving
you would have been motivingyou would have been motiving
he/she/it would have been motivingthey would have been motiving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am motivedwe are motived
you are motivedyou are motived
he/she/it is motivedthey are motived
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being motivedwe are being motived
you are being motivedyou are being motived
he/she/it is being motivedthey are being motived
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been motivedwe have been motived
you have been motivedyou have been motived
he/she/it has been motivedthey have been motived
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was motivedwe were motived
you were motivedyou were motived
he/she/it was motivedthey were motived
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being motivedwe were being motived
you were being motivedyou were being motived
he/she/it was being motivedthey were being motived
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been motivedwe had been motived
you had been motivedyou had been motived
he/she/it had been motivedthey had been motived
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be motivedwe shall/will be motived
you will be motivedyou will be motived
he/she/it will be motivedthey will be motived
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been motivedwe shall/will have been motived
you will have been motivedyou will have been motived
he/she/it will have been motivedthey will have been motived

motive

noun
SingularPlural
Common casemotivemotives
Possessive casemotive'smotives'